We endeavour to build excellent relationships with our clients to meet their challenges and priorities.
We endeavour to build excellent relationships with our clients to meet their challenges and priorities.
Bridget Rothwell has been a full time learning and development professional for almost 20 years, following on from social work practice and a management career in both public and third sectors.
As a facilitator, she has worked across all sectors and with a wide range of professions, largely in the fields of supervision and leadership and practice in child welfare and protection.
She is a registered Social Worker, associate postgraduate tutor and accredited lead for reviews conducted using the Learning Together (SCIE) methodology.
Carla Thomas qualified in Social Work in 1982 and has worked in children’s safeguarding (both as a practitioner and a trainer) for over 30 years.
She has worked for the DfE in the development of training resources on Childhood Neglect and has developed a multi-agency evidence-based neglect screening tool.
Carla developed training manuals and resources on the Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children and Young People and has trained across the country and Europe on a variety of child safeguarding related topics.
Hayley Tuffin is a registered social worker with over 25 years experience working with child and adult mental ill health.
She has extensive child protection experience, having also worked as a systemic family therapist in multi-disciplinary teams.
Hayley has experience of working with teenagers who self harm, behavioural issues, early onset psychosis, undiagnosed learning difficulties and social/communication issues, intervention and with refuges and asylum seekers, therapeutic work with Looked After children, individually & with foster families; parenting work and parenting assessments, working with female victims of domestic violence. Working with children who have been sexually abused, offering individual and family work, looking at issues of risk assessment, mother/daughter relationships, and abuse of adult parents.
James Upton is a qualified Social Worker and a member of the international body Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He worked in the drugs and alcohol field for 10 years focusing on adult treatment, children in care, young offenders and as a manager in the NHS working with children and young people in treatment. Until 2016 he worked as a practicing Social Worker and Safeguarding trainer with a key focus on children, young people and their families. James has also lectured at University on Health and Social Care. James is now a Freelance trainer working for a range of organisations including the NSPCC, Alcohol Change UK and In-Trac. He also provides a portfolio of private training in Motivational Interviewing and Safeguarding.
Training has formed a key part of James’s portfolio over the last 24 years in his work across 5 different local authorities. Since 1999 he has delivered Safeguarding training and Motivational Interviewing training to early Years, Schools and Colleges, Alcohol and Drugs workers (children and adults), Youth Workers, Teachers, Social Workers, Multi-Agency staff involved in safeguarding and Youth Offending Team staff.
At the heart of his approach to training and consultancy is his compassionate approach and the belief that a collaborative approach to working with people to affect change in their lives works best.
Jeremy Frankel has over twenty years’ experience in child protection and related work in health, local authority, independent and multi-agency settings.
His approach is influenced by a combination of critical and dynamic theory, aiming to develop solutions in partnership with commissioning organisations.
Increasing interest in the complex relationships between organisational environment and the role of supervision in helping health practitioners, social workers, Headteachers, and others arrive at and defend interventions, has led Jeremy into direct safeguarding supervision; he now supervises a range of safeguarding nurses, doctors and social workers in both Adults and Children’s services. In particular, Jeremy has developed an approach to supervision which focuses on ‘best use of authority’ reflecting and modelling best use of ‘authority’ as a key concept in all safeguarding work.
Juliette Barnes has over twenty years’ experience of direct work with children, young people and adults including those with disabilities and complex health care needs.
Following completion of her psychology degree, Juliette specialised in Child Psychology. She became Head of Service at White Lodge Centre and was responsible for numerous services including: residential short breaks, an extensive activities programme, family link scheme and domiciliary service, nursery education, therapeutic services and out of school activities.
In addition, Juliette became an advisor to a Local Safeguarding Board, with a particular focus on the impact of neglect on child development, both for disabled children and those who develop “typically”.
Creative and flexible, Juliette has been providing training for multi and interagency groups for over 12 years and for In-Trac over 9 years, She regularly delivers training on a variety of topics relating to Child Development, Safeguarding, (both adults and children) Direct Work and Disability.
Karen Patterson has over 25 years’ experience and has worked in a variety of health and social care settings as a registered manager, quality manager, internal verifier and assessor for health, and trainer.
Karen has worked with people with varying degrees of learning disabilities including those with profound learning disabilities, autism and physical disabilities. Karen has also worked within mental health setting and with people that have dementia.
Karen delivers training including in the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Safeguarding Adults.
Louise Doherty has worked for the NHS for over 30 years. As a midwife she developed a passion for working and engaging with vulnerable families, which led her to training as a health visitor. She subsequently developed her experience over the last 16 years having held numerous senior safeguarding roles with Community Health Services. She is a collaborative worker who strives for excellence, with an ability to challenge, support and develop professionals’ knowledge and competencies to safeguard children.
Louise is an effective communicator and trainer, working at different levels within a variety of organisations. She has extensive experience of development and implementation of Safeguarding Policies and of undertaking Internal Management Reviews using the National Patient Safety Root Cause Analysis Model for SCR’s and Domestic Homicide Reviews within Community Health Services and Primary Care.
Lynn Buckle began her career as a youth worker before moving into palliative care. She qualified as a social worker in 2000 and has worked in a range of departments in children’s services including residential care and secure, and also in an assessment team. Most recently, Lynn has worked as an IRO in two different authorities. She has the PTLLS training qualification and enjoys sharing her knowledge as well as facilitating the learning of others.
Martin Bailey is an experienced social work professional with over 30 years of experience working in the public sector. He has undertaken research with vulnerable families into their experiences of services and has co-authored the book Mastering Communication in Social Work.
Martin delivers a range of social work training including Contextual safeguarding; Cultural competence, Communicating /direct work/ the voice of children and young people and families; Working with men (fathers) in complex families; Child development (brain development, delay and observation skills); Teenage development (risk, safeguarding, context and resilience); Chairing difficult meetings (introduction and intermediate); Evidence to help with permanence planning.
Monalesia Earle has been a qualified and registered social worker since the 1980s. She has an extensive background in management, workforce development, recruitment, HR, court work, and mediation. She is particularly interested in supervision and also in working with Newly Qualified Social Workers to assist them in understanding the importance of critical analysis in their assessments. Her professional career has mostly been spent in Children’s and Families Services, and she recently worked as a supervisor of volunteer coaches.
Monalesia has designed and delivered podcasts and blogs on a variety of social work and cultural topics. She is a proponent of knowledge exchange and believes that every individual has something to contribute, even if they may not think they do.
She received her PhD in 2016 and has extensive publications in the areas of comics/graphic novels, gender and queer studies, postcolonial and Gothic studies, and feminist studies. She is originally from New York but has lived and worked in the UK since 2004.
Penny Sturt is a consultant, trainer and independent registered social worker. She has considerable experience as a front line manager in supervising and mentoring staff.
Penny has a particular interest in supervision and developing good supervisory practice in social care, health, early years and school settings. Penny has published on supervision and has also worked as a Lead Reviewer/Author in a Serious Case Review. She has a particular expertise in developing Supervision in schools and other educational settings.
Phillida Miles is a qualified and registered social worker as well as a qualified coach who provides consultancy, training and interim management.
She has over thirty years of experience, working across adult and children’s services both in the UK and abroad and has an established reputation for delivering high quality interventions and programmes
Rhian Taylor has been a qualified social worker for over 20 years and is registered with Social Work England. Her practice experience is predominantly with adolescents, having worked as a social worker and practice manager with children in care, young offenders, care leavers and unaccompanied asylum seekers. She combined this work with being an Associate Lecturer for the Open University.
Rhian has a particular interest in the role of reflective practice and supervision, and whilst working for a Local Authority she initiated a research project looking at the role of reflective supervision.
Rhian is a part time lecturer at the University of Kent. She teaches on the undergraduate, postgraduate and Step-Up to social work programmes. Alongside academia, Rhian’s work for In-Trac has involved being the independent reviewer on a Serious Case Review, and training on a range of issues, including working with adolescents, and supervision skills.
Sonia Mayor focuses on leadership and team development, reflective supervision, inter-agency collaboration and resilience. Her specialism is in supporting others to adapt to change and uncertainty by combining her knowledge and experience in workforce reform and psychotherapy.
She has a proven track record of facilitating groups with diverse and conflicting priorities enabling groups to work more effectively together. Her work on the national review of the Common Core skills for children’s workforce was endorsed across sectors and across parties.
She also has experience as an independent trainer in Safeguarding, Supervision and Child Protection. Previously, she worked as a Consultant Clinical Supervisor for an NHS evidence-based Restorative Clinical Supervision Programme shown to be effective in reducing stress and increasing compassion. Prior to this she has held leadership positions in the Civil Service and Housing, working on children’s policy, workforce reform and anti poverty initiatives, working locally, regionally, and nationally in the UK. She has championed the voices of children in care, black minority ethnic communities and women experiencing domestic violence, winning a commendation for her work in this field.
Sue Howard is a trainer and consultant with significant experience in the field of safeguarding children and safeguarding adults at risk.
She is a retired police officer, with many years’ experience of working within the Public Protection Unit dealing with safeguarding children and adults at risk.
She spent several years at the NPIA (National Police Improvement Agency, now COPS, College of Policing) developing training materials, and delivering safeguarding for children and vulnerable adults, investigative interviewing, serious sexual offences, and domestic abuse awareness training for the police service, social services, armed forces, and other agencies nationally.
After almost 30 years in the police service Sue then worked for Rutland County Council for six years as an Early Help Targeted Intervention Practitioner, carrying a caseload. Sue now regularly delivers safeguarding training, investigative and interview skills, and reflective supervision training.